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Dr Lorraine Foreman-Peck

Lorraine is a Research Fellow at Oxford University Department of Educational Studies and since 2008 has worked as a freelance researcher. She studied Art and Philosophy and has degrees in Philosophy and Arts Education. After teaching in secondary schools Lorraine developed a career in educational development. Her speciality is action research and responsive evaluation. These are democratic forms of research and evaluation which involve working with people to improve or develop practices, rather than on them! She  has led research and development projects in four Universities, and is the author of many books and publications. Lorraine has worked on several research and development projects with Kate including a responsive evaluation of the Held in the Hand project, (Leicestershire County Council). The project received a Clore Museum Learning Award.

Catherine Holden

A qualified teacher, Catherine Holden worked in primary schools for 9 years, including as a class teacher in south London. She has a first class Bachelor's degree in Education Studies and a Masters in Second World War Studies. Catherine joined the learning team at Bletchley Park initially as Online Safety Officer, later managing the schools and families programmes as Learning Manager. During this time Catherine managed a team and developed resources and activities for a range of different audiences, rooted in museum stories and collections and linking to curriculum and skills. Most recently Catherine has launched an online programme of activities for children’s charity Potential Plus UK, and worked on heritage learning projects with Kate Travers Associates. As a Learning and Engagement Consultant, Catherine has worked with organisations including The National Archives, Leicester Museums and Galleries, Childnet International and Trent Park House Museum.

Tom Briggs


Tom is a freelance maths educator and museum learning specialist with interests and experience in broader STEM provision and digital & online learning. Recently completed projects include devising, developing and delivering engaging online sessions on cryptography, astronomy and other mathematical themes; and building an online course (with associated training session) focusing on using the Open University's OpenLearn Create platform to build online courses. Tom worked in Kate's team at Bletchley Park, managing the Enigma Outreach programme and also taking responsibility for the development of its award-winning mathematics opportunities and digital learning offer. Prior to this he was a Secondary School Mathematics Teacher, having completed a degree in Mathematics followed by a PGCE. Tom has a PgCert in Digital Leadership and a MA in Education.

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